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Greg Lawler
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March 19, 2011
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I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

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Help the UChicago Bridge Team Join the Coalition for Academic Teams
Dan, I know about the games. The relevant fact is that these do not require any travel and hence do not require funding.
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
I had not previously heard allegations about Becker and Hayden and I am guessing (maybe I am wrong?) that most people did not either. Up to now, Dorothy Hayden has been one of my heroines because of the way she analyzed the signaling in Buenos Aires. If it is really ...
Help the UChicago Bridge Team Join the Coalition for Academic Teams
I don't think BBO tournaments are relevant for student funding,
Help the UChicago Bridge Team Join the Coalition for Academic Teams
I am happy to be a resource. If the Chess Team is part of this I see no reason why the Bridge Team would not be for academic reason. I think the harder sell will be the issues of number of participants and number of intercollegiate events.
Lanzarotti Readmitted and the ACBL?
I voted "don't have enough information" to express my own opinion (that is, my ignorance) of this case but I agree with your second paragraph.
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
The Wikipedia article for Lee Hazen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Hazen uses the Encyclopedia of Bridge as its citation for the fact that Lee Hazen was a Brooklyn Dodger. I do not know how the "Brooklyn Dodger" page you cited got its info, but it might have been from ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
I have found no evidence that Lee Hazen played either minor league or major league baseball.
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
No
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
And to drift into a discussion of "topic drift" is a particular striking example of this.
What is the "statistically best way" to play the AJ9 opposite Kxx?
Art's point is correct although a more accurate description of the "statistical" method would be to view all the hands that have come up with this card combination and seeing which plays worked on those hands.
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